November 15, 2012 - The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) recently released a standards roadmap to support the building of Canada’s smart grid. The report is the product of two years of work performed by the Task Force on Smart Grid Technology and Standards: a group of industry and government experts from across Canada under the oversight of Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission (CNC/IEC).
(UPDATED November 16, 2012) November 15, 2012 - Combining renewable energy and smart grid technology, Ontario’s Halton Hills Hydro launched an energy project in which individual solar panels will be mounted on about 200 hydro poles in Georgetown, Acton and surrounding communities.
November 15, 2012 - Wi-Fi performance is often poor in areas where there are a lot of users, such as airports, but researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new software that expedites data traffic in large-audience Wi-Fi environments, improving data throughput by up to 700%.
February 18, 2011Sonepar Canada launched an interactive, educational online community designed to provide and share knowledge for the sustainable creation and use of electricity. BlueWay.ca is, essentially, Sonepar’s sustainability platform, offering information about its three main areas of expertise: renewable energy, energy efficiency and electrical product recycling. The website also features various energy savings calculators and a guide to energy incentives, rebates and financing across Canada. The goal of BlueWay.ca, says Sonepar, is to foster change by being a reliable resource about electricity consumption and related information for any interested parties. It is designed as a hub where experts can share knowledge and interact with all of its members, ranging from electrical contractors to families looking for ways to be more energy efficient while cutting down on costs.BLUEWAYSONEPAR CANADA
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